Archived Biography: Justin Chan joined the Berkman Center as a Fellow in August 2001, where he will focus on the evolution of rules in the digital economy: how the economics of new technology compels changes in the law. He has a particular interest in international trade organisations and how formal and informal methods of rule dissemination impact innovation and competitiveness in Asian economies.
Chan clerked for Singapore Supreme Court Chief Justice Yong Pung How between 1997-1999 and from 2000-2001. In the past year, he has also worked closely with the Singapore Academy of Law, serving as project co-ordinator for the Academy's Information Technology Law Immersion Program 2001 and as Secretary to the Technology Law Development Group, a cyberlaw think-tank. He has served as a Visiting Lecturer to the National University of Singapore Law Faculty, co-teaching a course on Information Technology Law.
After completing his pupillage with Helen Yeo & Partners, a Singapore law firm now in joint partnership with Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP and ranking 2nd in the national bar examinations, Chan qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore in 1997.
Chan read law at Trinity Hall in Cambridge University, England, where he graduated with first class honors, and holds a postgraduate diploma in Singapore law from the National University of Singapore. He is the recipient of numerous academic prizes, including the George Long Prize for Roman Law at Cambridge and the Rajah & Tann Prize for Insolvency Law at the NUS. Chan received his Masters in Law from Harvard Law School in 2000 on a Singapore Academy of Law Postgraduate Scholarship. At HLS, he was awarded the highest class result in Professor Charles Nesson's course on The Exploding Internet. In the same year, he received the ASPL-Knoll Legal Research Award from the American Society for Pharmacy Law for his study on the impact of FDA regulations on American drug exports to China. He maintains a technology law editorial at http://latent.energytrip.net.
Last updated March 08, 2008